List of Marvel Comics characters named Iron Man

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Iron Man
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceTales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Created byStan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby
CharactersTony Stark
Weasel Wills
Happy Hogan
Tony Stark LMD
Eddie March
James Rhodes
Teen Tony Stark
See alsoAlternative versions of Iron Man

Iron Man is the name of several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first, and main, character is Tony Stark, who was created by writers Stan Lee and Larry Lieber and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. Other characters have adopted the alias over the years, using it both for good and bad (but mostly good).

Fictional character biographies[edit]

Tony Stark[edit]

Tony Stark - A billionaire scientist and playboy, Stark created the first Iron Man armor when injured after being taken captive by terrorists, using it to escape. In the years that followed, he created dozens more armors, and was the user of the Iron Man identity for most of that time.

Weasel Wills[edit]

Weasel Wills - A two-bit thief who broke into Stark Industries, Wills stole the MK III Iron Man armor and used it and the identity to criminally benefit himself. Within a short amount of time, he was defeated by Tony Stark, who was wearing the MK II Iron Man armor.[1]

Happy Hogan[edit]

Happy Hogan - Tony Stark's chauffeur/bodyguard, Hogan first donned the armor of Iron Man when Stark was hospitalized (and to make people think Stark and Iron Man weren't one and the same). He has become Iron Man various times since.[2]

Tony Stark LMD[edit]

A Tony Stark LMD once went rogue and took the Iron Man role, pretending to be the real one.[3] It was in turn defeated by the real Stark wearing the MK II armor[4]

Eddie March[edit]

Eddie March - March, a retired boxer, assumed the role of Iron Man when Tony Stark no longer wanted it. A blood clot in his brain brought his brief stint to an end, but he survived the ordeal and remained friends with Stark.[5]

James Rhodes[edit]

James Rhodes - A longtime friend and associate of Tony Stark, Rhodes became Iron Man when Stark fell back into alcoholism as a result of the machinations of Obadiah Stane.[6] He took on the role again a few more times before becoming War Machine, a hero on his own right.

Teen Tony Stark[edit]

When Tony Stark was taken control of by Kang the Conqueror, the Avengers recruited a teenage version of Stark.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. Tales of Suspense #65 (May 1965)
  2. Tales of Suspense #84 (December 1966)
  3. Iron Man vol. 1 #17 (September 1969)
  4. Iron Man vol. 1 #18 (October 1969)
  5. Iron Man vol. 1 #21 (January 1970)
  6. Iron Man vol. 1 #170 (May 1983)
  7. Avengers: Timeslide #1 (February 1996)

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